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cassatpitt
01-18-2006, 01:04 PM
Of all you knitters, there has to be somebody else here from pittsburgh, pa.!!!!

I want to knit together one or two nights a week--would be so much fun!!!!!


We can sit around, drink coffee or wine--or whatever, and just knit and chat!!!

margie
01-18-2006, 02:00 PM
Awwwww........I wish I lived closer!!! From Phila to Pittsburgh is a little bit too far though..... :(

cassatpitt
01-18-2006, 02:15 PM
Well darn all those miles in between our cities!!

I have a dear friends that lives in Philly and teaches at temple. I'll have to tell him I have a long distance knitting buddy there!!!

Happy knitting!

flecker
01-18-2006, 02:40 PM
I'm in Mount Pleasant PA. Where in PGH are you?
Kim

cassatpitt
01-18-2006, 02:51 PM
I am in Brighton Heights--right over the bridge from McKees Rocks.
Relatively new here--my husband got a job here out of the military about a yr. and a half ago and I have been a student at Pitt ever since. Almost done with my BA and getting ready for law school. How close is Mt. Plsnt. from here?? I am absolutely terrible with where things are--my husband drives everywhere!!! lol. Let me know!
Cass

Jenelle
01-18-2006, 03:28 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one to live in PA!! Pittsburgh is 4 hours away from where I live :(

flecker
01-18-2006, 03:36 PM
Mount Pleasant is about 30 to 45 minutes southeast of Pgh. I went to Pitt too! What are you studying?

Are you by Mancini's bread??

cassatpitt
01-18-2006, 03:59 PM
Hello Kim,

I am a double major in History and Russian at Pitt. I LOVE it --such a great campus and atmosphere there. I am ready to be done with all the undergrad stuff, though...getting a bit old (the subjects--not me!).

Wish you were closer!!! I haven't been able to find people around here who know of any great yarn stores, so I feel all alone in my knitting!!!

Cass

punkhippiemom
01-18-2006, 05:48 PM
I'm also about 4 hrs away from you... couldn't make it every week ;) LOL... but maybe a KH - PA get- together sometime? :thinking: Maybe in Harrisburg (is it just me or is it really odd that PA is one of the very few states where the capitol is actually in the middle of the state?? :??)
But, hi anyway :waving: to all the other PA knitters!!

Jeep_Girl
01-18-2006, 07:26 PM
ME ME ME!!! I live in Pittsburgh!!!! :waving:

Altho I am MUCH older than you and am new to knitting.... but other than that - I think I'm fun :rollseyes:

Jenelle
01-18-2006, 07:28 PM
Hm... I actually live near the center of PA.. And harrisburg is only an hour away from here, which would be good.

Hm, that would be fun for PA knitters to get together. Maybe my mom would let me go sometime. That'd be fun :D

cassatpitt
01-18-2006, 10:44 PM
Lisa,
I am so encouraged to hear that you live in Pittsburgh. Apparently we are the only two knitters here--lol.

I am relatively new to knitting as well, as I just picked it up about 3 years ago from my mom, who is master of all things needlecraft!!

Seriously, we should get together sometime to knit, it would be a blast!!! Us newbies need to stick together, man!! Besides, we can learn new techniques together.

And I don't care if you are 140, if you are young at heart you are still young!!!

Get back soon,

Cass

ecuzzacrea
01-19-2006, 02:29 AM
i love the 'burgh!

my mom grew up in McKeesport and White Oak and my grandparents live down in Coulters now. my aunt & cousins live in Coraopolis.

when i lived in Buffalo i tried to visit a lot, but we recently moved to Seattle.

MrsBear87
01-19-2006, 08:57 AM
Hey! I live in the North Hills, about 15 minutes from you!

Maybe we can get together for a coffee and see what we can manage. Have you ever been to Dyed in the Wool here in Ross Township? A very nice store to sit and knit at. Or go over to da Rocks and browse Pat Catan's.

PM me!

Ronda
01-19-2006, 09:21 AM
Oh darn. Wish I lived there! I was born in PA and I have family in PA, but I'm way out here in Michigan. My biggest reason for replying is to say, "GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!" :D

flecker
01-19-2006, 09:24 AM
Cass, I have a degree in history. I loved it. Did Pitt's post grad teaching program. I miss the campus. Mt. Pleasant is soo much smaller than Oakland. Mmm, the O.

I know there is a yarn store in Monroeville. My mom goes there, but I can never make their hours. I will. I'm afraid I'll go crazy. I can't go into a store with yarn and come out without some. If your interested in where it is let me know I'll get you directions.

If we have a PA thing, I'd love to be a part.

I've only been knitting about a year and a half, and consider myself fully obsessed.
Kim

cassatpitt
01-19-2006, 09:52 PM
Well PA gals close to Pittsburgh--shall we or shall we not get together and knit!!!

Doesn't have to be every week or anything, but just every now and then if that is what you all are comfortable with.

Post back and let's see who's interested and when we're all available!!

Cass

Jeep_Girl
01-19-2006, 10:12 PM
MrsBear - good to see you - I did pm you awhile back - but with the holidays and all - things got busy.

How about Knit One in Squirrell Hill? They actually have couches there - I think I can call there and "reserve" them for a day if that sounds good - it would be fairly central to everywhere... thoughts?

MrsBear87
01-20-2006, 08:59 AM
I remember your note - guess I dropped the ball there. But, yes, that would be fun. Days or evenings? My personal vote is for day, but if my hubby thinks I'll bring back a Mineo's pizza, I could do an evening.

I'll be honest, I doubt if I could go every week, but even just once would be fun.

Jeep_Girl
01-20-2006, 09:36 PM
I would say weekend day - that would be best as I work full-time. I guess we should see what the steelers will be doing!!! Maybe a Sunday Morning?

punkhippiemom
01-20-2006, 11:14 PM
:cheering: Football and knitting! woo hoo!!
Just make sure you don't get wing sauce or dip on your yarn ;)

Jeep_Girl
01-22-2006, 01:38 PM
I'll be careful but I'm knitting chocolate colored WOTA right now - so it won't make too much of a mess!!!

So yinz - can we all say HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!

lmc
01-22-2006, 02:14 PM
Just reading your blog and want to add support from California for group knitting. I joined a group in our little town (well it's up to 100,000 so I guess it's not so little anymore...lived here when it was 20,000 in 1970's) anyway........our group meets the 3rd Sunday of every month for two hours at a downtown bakery in the town square. Very nice, first time I went there were ten of us and the next time, last Sunday there were 20. Everyone doing something different. Fun to see and nice comraderie. Good lattes and cookies too. So wishing you well in your gathering!!! Lynn

Jeep_Girl
01-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Just reading your blog and want to add support from California for group knitting. I joined a group in our little town (well it's up to 100,000 so I guess it's not so little anymore...lived here when it was 20,000 in 1970's) anyway........our group meets the 3rd Sunday of every month for two hours at a downtown bakery in the town square. Very nice, first time I went there were ten of us and the next time, last Sunday there were 20. Everyone doing something different. Fun to see and nice comraderie. Good lattes and cookies too. So wishing you well in your gathering!!! Lynn

Hi Lynn!! Thank you for putting your note in here!!! It is so nice to hear that everyone is having a good experience knitting! I love Lattes!!! Yum!

cassatpitt
01-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Hello Pittsburgh gals,

Let's do it. Weekend are good for me as well. I don't work, but have class during the week.

A bakery, a yarn store, a house--I don't care...let's just get together and knit. Maybe just once or twice a month, even.

What do you guys think??

Cass

Sara
01-25-2006, 05:37 PM
This state has its capitol in the middle, PHM:

punkhippiemom
01-25-2006, 06:48 PM
Yeah, that is pretty central... and of course I realized that I only ever looked at one half of my PA map :doh: Harrisburg is not nearly as central as I thought it was - Sorry, all you 'Burghians :lol:

Sara
01-25-2006, 07:20 PM
:lol:

Jeep_Girl
01-25-2006, 09:06 PM
PHM - no problem! :rofling:



ps love your sp girly too!